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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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expect will be a trying circumstance to many friends
in the country, in getting to our ensuing Yearly
Meeting. May the good hand be near to help us.


Samuel Wallace

, from Muncy, called to see
us. He left the city yesterday, and confirms the
accounts of the sickness and mortality to be quite
equal to what we have heard — and that the principal
nurses for the sick, and buriers of the dead, are the
blacks, of whom it is said, very few or none have
yet taken the disorder. After breakfast we set out
and rode twenty-three miles to Joseph Potts's,
where we lodged. Here we again heard much of
the distressed situation of Philadelphia. Our friend
John Elliott left John Parrish and myself here, pro-
posing to ride into town this evening to his family.


I have been these two days past, poorly
with a cold, and very hoarse; but through favour, this
morning, feel some better. John Parrish

was taken
in a carriage by a friend, proposing to go to Darby,
where he understands his wife was gone, intending
to go by John Field's, who with many others are
out of town. At the same time I set out with my
friend Joseph Potts, and rode nine miles to German-
. Called at Henry Drinker's, who with his
family were here. From thence went with Henry
to John Pemberton's, who was here also with his
family. Having heard that Beverly Randolph was
at his cousin Edmund Randolph's, the attorney ge-
neral of the United States, about three miles from
this, and being desirous to see him, towards even-
ing, John Pemberton, Henry Drinker and myself
went there in John's carriage. We were glad to see
each other again, and after spending about an hour
and a half together in free conversation, returned to